Our commercial real estate reporter Matt Schuerman passes along this wrap-up of fundraising in the Atlantic Yards-centric contest in the 57th Assembly District:
While rival Bill Batson successfully hit up Atlantic Yards opponents to net $32,841, Jeffries, a lawyer for CBS who has leaned in favor of the Forest City Ratner development, netted contributions from prominent professionals like Carver Bank CEO Deborah C. Wright ($500) and p.r. scion Steven G. Rubenstein ($2,000).
The other candidate to represent the Prospect Heights-Fort Greene district, Freddie Hamilton, has raised just $520 in addition to her own $15,000 donation, despite her being vice chairwoman of the county Democratic organization.
“I have a number of fundraisers planned,” she told us. “I am very serious about this race and I intend to win.”
– Josh Benson